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agency's role in disasters like hurricane sandy. in a statement released today, he says fema plays a key role in working with states and counties to prepare for a response to natural disasters. last year, mitt romney appeared to suggest fema should be shutdown and its responsibilities left to the state tree >> tonight bge restore power to more than 90% of customers. >> there are some still in the dark tonight. more on the cleanup in the aftermath. >> we are said at the bge area in timonium were a lot of just have come in and out. crews have been working around clock to restore power but there are still people in the dark tonight. they did not let that stop them from celebrating halloween. her halloween was a little darker this year than previous years. >> none of us have power on this street. or the whole block. we do not have a single line up behind our house. >> even though the streets and the denver neighborhood did not have working street lamps because of the storm, -- the streets in her neighborhood did not have working street lamps because of the storm. >> we did earlier this year.
says his main concern is getting help to senior citizens, the sick and disabled. fema has moved its headquarters out west. bge reports that more than 90 acres -- 90% of customers have had their power restored -- 98% of customers that have their power restored. the highest concentrations of outages are in baltimore county. >> to be zero separate water main breaks in northeast baltimore -- two separate water main breaks in northeast baltimore had crews very busy. >> how long are they thinking traffic is going to be impacted? >> it is still not clear. public works official said it could be as many as a few days before the roads are reopened. before about 40 residences and businesses get their water restored. you can see that crews are still on the scene tonight working to restore that water main break. public works crews hard work during morning rush hour. just hours later, another break the 4600 block of york road. >> both breaks are unrelated. they happen to occur within six or seven hours of each other. >> the culprit is one already well-known. >> one of those things that happens wi
to clean up from there. >> just to give people an idea of what you have been through. you lived in a fema trailer for two years while you rebuilt your house. you were telling us what it was like the night isabel came through. you were not expecting anything dramatic. >> actually it was pretty devastating. you know, you're sitting here thinking that everything is fine. i think there was a points in time when somebody news-wise said that we were free and clear. the storm was by us and all of a sudden the wind changed and it just hit us like -- it was jue craze -- just crazy. water was coming from every direction. did i think that was going to happen then? no. now i believe it can happen at any time. you should always prepare yourself. take it for what it is. just keep moving forward. >> ok. valuable lesson. thank you so much for having us out here. just having a valuable perspective on the storm. you have it surrounding you. they are not in the clear tonight but talking to people, they had personal possessions taken out of here by family members and boarded up windows in some instances beca
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